Monday, February 25, 2008

Peter Forsberg signs with Colorado

Well, here's a rumor that came out correct. Plenty of teams were inquiring about Forsberg, but Colorado and Philadelphia were frontrunners reportedly.

"We're proud to announce to our fans that Peter Forsberg has decided to come back and play with our franchise where he's enjoyed so much success early in his career," said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere in a statement. "His addition should complement our roster and will bring our team to an even higher competitive level."
The Avs will pay what's left of a $5 million per season contract, which is about $1 million. How effective is Forsberg going to be?
"Over the last several months, I have worked extremely hard in order for this to be possible. I am looking forward to putting this jersey on again," said Forsberg. "I have so many great memories of my playing days in Denver. I'm excited about helping my new teammates and former teammates in the coming weeks, and hopefully I am able to do that in the very near future."
This gives Colorado a huge boost, as Forsberg should inject even more life into a team that is on the outside looking in for a playoff spot.
Yeah, great, a team in our Northwest Division just got a whole lot better. However, how will Colorado's goaltending hold up? I know Theodore is playing better because he doesn't have that poodle-looking slut on his mind anymore, but can the Theo/Budaj combo get the Avs deep into the playoffs? The team would probably score so many goals that it wouldn't matter. Best case scenario?? The Avalanche MISS THE PLAYOFFS even with Foppa in the lineup. Now THAT would be gold!

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At February 25, 2008 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Mike said...

"a whole lot better"??? Maybe if this was 8 years ago. He was very close to a non-factor with the Preds this time last year, hasn't played all year and if history is any guide will be even more brittle then he was last year.

Better? Yes. A lot better? No. And they still have no goaltending.

Besides, just aim a slapshot at his foot. There. Problem solved.

 
At February 25, 2008 at 4:18 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Or even BRUSH up against him for that matter. :) Their goaltending remains suspect over a long period of time. Theo looks better now though.
The pro on Foppa is that he's already played with some of these guys before. Hejduk's stock just went up.

 
At February 25, 2008 at 4:54 PM , Anonymous Temujin said...

1.1 million for 19 games... $58,000 everytime he laces up the skates.

Gads, I hope Colorado misses the playoffs.

 
At February 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM , Blogger Mike said...

Argh, you had to do the numbers on that didn't ya Temujin? I'm going to go slit my wrists with my own teeth.

Now I don't want him injured. I want him to have to suffer a terrible plus/minus as his team plummets down the stretch.

 
At February 25, 2008 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

amen, brutha! Die Avs die!!!

 
At February 25, 2008 at 6:13 PM , Anonymous GZ Expat said...

Prediction the Avs don't play him on back-to-back nights (ala Cam Neely) and the search for skates that fit will commence very soon.

All in all...a good pick up for the Avs...but I don't think this is a pick up that will put them over the top. Getting Sakic back, well, that is a different thing.

 
At March 5, 2008 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Krystal said...

Peter is a Flayers from the beginning until th end. Thats how it is....

 
At March 11, 2008 at 1:13 PM , Anonymous J.T. Holmes said...

Krystal: Smoking Rocks

Zanstorm: die AND rott in hell

Mike: damn dude, gotta pull some scandalous shit to win?

Temujin: you're hopes are looking somewhat bleak

I grew up playing hockey for Littleton Colorado in the 90's. Forsberg is one of the best to ever play, and i think you ppl just have to accept that.

Good Luck with you're season

 

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